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Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:21

Tenure track position (Assistant or Associate Professor), Translation in Creative Industries

The higher education community of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary higher education institution, places its faith in the human potential and in scientific knowledge. In this community of 35.000 people, leading specialists are addressing pressing global issues, inspired by the challenge of making changes in the world. The spearheads of our research and learning are technology, health and society.

We are now seeking an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of translation in creative industries. 

The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences.The Languages Unit explores the intricacies of human interaction and communication in and across different languages. The research conducted in the Unit examines the functions of language in society and the challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity. In translation studies, we are known for a longstanding tradition of sociological approaches to translation, and our current research also focuses on the intersections of multimodality, accessibility and inclusion.

The Degree Programme in Languages provides students with in-depth expertise in the areas of language, literature and translation. After a BA in Finnish, English, Russian, German or Nordic languages (with a possibility to minor in French or Spanish), students can choose to major in multilingual communication and translation studies. The MA programme offers a wide array of research-based specialisations in translating and interpreting, from translation technology to creative translation. 

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished scholar who will be an active and innovative co-builder of the research and teaching in the area of translation in creative industries.  We are looking for expertise and innovative research initiatives in areas such as translation in/of performative arts, multilingual and multimodal media practices and audiovisual translation, intersemiotic translation, accessibility in cultural life, transcreation, or literary translation. 

In addition to a strong research profile in translation studies, we appreciate experience from cross-disciplinary approaches to research.  For an applicant keen to explore new avenues of research, the faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences offers a unique multidisciplinary environment. Research groups working on areas such as robotics, virtual and augmented reality, multimodal genres (games, visual journalism, audio description etc.), usability and accessibility issues create a vibrant community for interdisciplinary collaboration.  We appreciate a demonstrated ability or willingness to utilize these opportunities in your research.

In addition to scientific research in this position you are expected to lead, conduct and develop research-led teaching, curriculum development and student supervision, seek, win and manage research funding and engage with external stakeholders.  

Deadline for applications: 20/12/21

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